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Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun (Emily Windsnap #5)

4.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,094 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
The New York Times best-selling series continues with the half-mermaid embarking on an icy and perilous journey to the Land of the Midnight Sun.

Strange storms are blowing up from the ocean, caused by the nightmares of Neptune, King of the Sea. Convinced that his dreams herald an approaching threat, Neptune enlists half-mermaids Emily Windsnap and Aaron for a top-secret mis
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 12th 2013 by Orion Children's Books (first published September 6th 2012)
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Ms. Yingling
Emily is back in this fifth installment, which jumps right into the story-- there are horrible storms arising, and they are caused by Neptune's nightmares. Emily and her friend Aaron (who are both semi-Mer, which means that they can exist both above and below water) head up to Alaska to try to find out what is going on. It turns out that Neptune has a twin brother, Njord, with whom he fought. Njord has been frozen and immobile for years, but once he is unfrozen, things start to heat up. Njord is ...more
Nov 06, 2012 Lucinda rated it really liked it
This enchanting, truly magical fantasy tale will find a special place in your heart!

I concider myself to have been extremely privileged and lucky to have won this delightful and wonderful book, through a giveaway on ‘Chicklish’ book site and take this opportunity of thanking them.

Emily Windsnap is no ordinary girl, as she is also a mermaid. Emily takes the reader on the most exciting and extraordinary journeys and adventures, to far-away lands that one can only imagine in your wildest dreams a
Apr 02, 2013 Meredith rated it it was ok
I really love this series, but this one was just too simplistic for me and wasn't nearly as good.
May 18, 2014 Savannah rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Younger kids, people who want to finish the series
Emily Windsnap was my all time favorite book series when I was twelve. The series never failed to surprise me with its deep adventures, interesting characters, and perfect way of tying every loose end with its conclusion. After Liz Kessler finished the series with "Castle in the Mist", (from what I understand) she received a slew of demands for the series to be continued, so she wrote "The Siren's Secret", the supposed ultimate conclusion of the Emily Windsnap saga which answered many questions ...more
Lynette ~ Escaping Reality – One Book at a Time ~
The first 50 or so pages bored me really, but after that it got better. At first, it seemed that this book would follow a lot of the really annoying typical cliches. Luckily though, it didn't.

It's been a while since I'd read the first 4 books, but I discovered I still loved this series! The characters were exciting, fun, and frustratingly (Half?) human. :) Plot-wise? Liz kept me guessing. And that's what I love most. I was constantly re-forming opinions and beliefs, only to have them once-again
Jun 06, 2013 Marissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This was a nice light read with a hint of romance. It's good for tweens because there's really nothing too "adult", but it's a quick and fun read for teens too. I would suggest reading the other 4 books before you read this one. Emily is a semi-mer. She has legs on land and a tail in the water. Her boyfriend, Aaron, is a semi-mer too. After Neptune lifts the memory drug off the town of Brightport, he starts getting memories in the form of dreams-memories he didn't know he had. He sends Emily and ...more
Jan 29, 2015 Grace rated it really liked it
I can't believe it's over. This is kind of bittersweet for me because I've loved this series for a long time. I liked this book, but it took me quite awhile to finish this book because at times I found the plot line was quite heavy, therefore I really had to push through to finish it. The suspense in this book was INSANE and I was on the edge of my seat (or bed!) almost the whole book. Although, I found the last two plot-twists predictable and figured them out before they happened. I guess Liz w ...more
Megan Mann
Feb 21, 2014 Megan Mann rated it liked it
Emily Windsnap, part human, part mermaid, thinks there's something strange with the weather. Every morning, harsh storms rock Brightport, but even so, the storms can't wreck her mood. She's blissfully happen with her new semi-mer boyfriend, Aaron. Once the storm subsides one morning, the two set off into the ocean. When they can't find Emily's best friend, Shona, Emily decides to take him to a place almost no one knows about. The two have fun frolicking in the water until everything goes black. ...more
Tracy Terry
Oct 17, 2012 Tracy Terry rated it really liked it
Aimed at ages 8 and up (I would suggest it was more suitable for slightly older) just as I enjoyed reading this as an adult I know I would have LOVED reading it as a girl.

The fifth book in the series, though there were several references to the previous books (which I admit to finding intriguing) this is no way marred my enjoyment of this the latest story.

Great fun and wonderfully magical, On one level Emily Windsnap And The Land Of The Midnight Sun is an enchanting yet simple tale all about the
Neptune is a very selfish man for making the kids go on such a confusing adventure by themselves. I never would have figured out what to do if it was me. I'm glad they managed the task at hand, nonetheless. With something so crucial, though, Neptune could've been more useful and less of a toe rag.
Jul 12, 2014 Hannah rated it really liked it
I really liked the Emily Windsnap series, and this book was not the best one in the series, but it was still brilliant.
This book is about Emily Windsnap, a semi-mermaid. When she gets into the water, she becomes a mermaid. Neptune, ruler of the sea (and also a Roman God) has been having nightmares about a land with two mountains, and an other one reflected in the lake, which contains old memories about mermaids. The one reflected in the lake is the one Emily and her 'friend' Aaron have to get t
Haidyn Huff
May 22, 2015 Haidyn Huff rated it it was amazing
I love this whole series I read them a few times they are great I got a good friend to read them to
Nov 01, 2015 Deebrownnetwork.Net rated it it was amazing
Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun is an extraordinary book. It takes you on an adventure to find the lost memories of Neptune. Emily and Aaron are on an adventure in the land of the midnight sun. One the way they run into Neptune's brother, who is frozen. Emily has crystals to un freeze him, but she doesn't trust him, so they get locked in a dungeon but they get out by a narwhal, which belongs to Neptune. Neptune's brother tries to kill him will they stop him?

In my opinion I thou
Jun 27, 2014 Jody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun by Liz Kessler is the fifth book in her Emily Windsnap series. Emily is a 13 year old girl who finds out in the first book, The Tail of Emily Windsnap, that she is half human and half mermaid. This is a children’s fantasy, narrated by the heroine, Emily, making the adventures more believable as well as fun and engaging. You find yourself rooting (and worrying) for Emily as she faces each new danger or challenge.

Emily guides us through her many adv
Ami E. Bowen
I really enjoyed swimming along with Emily on her adventures as a half mermaid. The author certainly understands the average attention span of her target audience and, as such, knows that in order to appeal to her main readers she had to keep the action and interest flowing from scene to scene. I, myself, only complete one half of this series' target audience being female and all. But, I haven't been 9-13 years old in several years. However, the reason I love this series, and those like it, is d ...more
Cathy Cramer
I liked this book better than most of the others in the series, for the excitement and mystery. My 6th grader also liked the narwhal (and so do I.) I still like "The Castle in the Mist" the best of the series, but my 6th grader found the waiting-on-the-boat part of that one boring and I can understand that.

When Emily Windsnap told Neptune she would never lie to him, though, I had to wonder what she was talking about, because she has lied a lot in the series. She hasn't built up trustworthiness
Jun 03, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-1-12
Emily Windsnap is a fourteen year old part mermaid--part human. This is the fifth installment of Emily's adventures. Now that she's saved her family, Emily and her friends are sent on a mission to the Land of the Midnight Sun by Neptune, the king of the sea. The task is to solve a mystery, one that has Neptune scared. With the help of her friends and a friendly Narwhal, Emily is able to solve the mystery and save the ocean once more.

This book may be written more for a younger audience, but I en
Nov 11, 2013 Abby rated it really liked it
I loved this book.
I always have loved the Emily Windsnap books.
There is a secret around every reef.
I look forward to reading the next book to the Emily Windsnap series, if there is going to be another one.
Jan 28, 2014 Madlen rated it it was amazing
This is the best book from the Emily Windsnap books because this is exciting, the author explains everything really good and I loved the romance which was at the end.
Madison Courtney
Aug 10, 2013 Madison Courtney rated it it was amazing
really good! if you liked the other books in the series, you'll like this. but I do recommend that you read the other books first if you haven't already.
Amara the Adorable
Mar 14, 2014 Amara the Adorable rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
It was wonderful, my favorite part was the ending. If I had time, I would read this book over and over again!!!!! Best Book Ever!!!!!!!!!
May 08, 2013 Liz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome! I hope there is another one!
Beth Kemp
Dec 15, 2012 Beth Kemp rated it really liked it
Adventure, friendship and romance for the 9-12s

Emily Windsnap is a half-mermaid, so she appears human on land and her tail appears in water. This is her fifth adventure (although the first I've read), so you may find spoilers in this review for earlier titles.

One of the best things about this book is Emily's character. In so many ways, she's like a typical tween/early teen, so she's very easy to relate to and I'm sure there are hoards of readers who will love these books. At the same time, the m
Areeba Shaikh
Mar 14, 2015 Areeba Shaikh rated it really liked it
This book really got me but the plot was too simple. I wish there were some conflicts between the parents and Emily. The plot was really simple. I was really disappointed and I didn't like how Millie was involved in the book too much. To much ideas going on and not enough conflict. Some parts were left out as other parts were not reverent to the book. I especially didn't like the part where they had to remove the memories and everyone all of the sudden remembered everything.
Nov 18, 2014 Renee rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book.
I remember my aunt showing me the series and I was anxiously waiting to find out if there was another book. It did not disappoint. I especially liked the tension between Aaron and Emily. This rids of the often perceived "perfect" relationship.
I also enjoyed the friendship between Shona and Emily. It showed how much they care about each other and need the other.
All in all this book was amazing.
Sep 20, 2014 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very interesting and very different from the other books in the series. Just to give a little summary, Emily has to resolve her feelings towards Aaron while on a secret mission from Neptune to the land of the midnight sun, after Neptune has had some bad dreams.Emily and Aaron uncover many mysteries at the land of the midnight sun including how they feel about eachother.
Oct 16, 2014 M&M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll admit I'm definitely a little older than this book's target audience, but what can I say? I started reading the series when The Tale of Emily Windsnap first came out, and I can't just stop now! Anyway, this was a wonderful addition to the Emily Windsnap series. With new characters, and plots that keep readers guessing, Kessler continues to keep the series fresh and entertaining. Without spoiling the ending, Kessler definitely kept things open enough to leave herself the opportunity for a fi ...more
Jul 28, 2014 RubyRidingHood rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: 11 year olds, fans of Emily Windsnap
Unfortunately the plot was not very strong or believable. I may have outgrown this book, but I still enjoy the first one. :( It was sad that I consider a Liz Kessler book to be badly done! :(
Mar 18, 2015 Jelyna rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book. I love how it was set in a completely different area, being very cold and a challenge. The quest they were given was greatly set out. A great book it was.
Feb 23, 2014 Ayesha rated it liked it
I think this book was'nt the best in the series i didnt like a lot of it and i enjoyed some parts but it is not as great as the rest of the books in this series
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Liz Kessler is the author of three novels about Philippa Fisher as well as the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling Emily Windsnap series. She lives in Manchester, England.
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